Annie Hall. The main characters irritate the shit out of me. And how did she become a feminist icon? She just dresses like a man and behaves in an aloof manner.
not just aloof but about as accomadating as a 40s housewife
most brian depalma stuff
most woody allen (altho i do recognize his importance in film. just not my thing)
most “magical negro” movies that everyone else loves (bagger vance, black snake moan, green mile, etc)
gone with the wild
Jules and Jim (just dull, dull, dull)
Breathless (self-conscious nonsense)
Goodfellas (gratuitous and glorifying of violence)
Blow-up (all i could think of was; WTF??)
Crash (i saw it with a group of about 5 people and totally wanted to walk out. everyone else loved it)
Simple, any Tim Burton films… I don’t like any of them and always gets everybody’s anger for that !
Fight Club. Most Godard films (with the exception of My life to Live – his only really good movie!). I like Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, as well as Terry Gilliam, but I find their groupies, more specifically the passion of their groupies in proclaiming anything with their names on it as brilliant, the most profoundly obnoxious group of film fans in our modern world. Add to that those who still proclaim that Godard, with very few exceptions, is or ever was relevent.
Grindhouse, Oldboy, Casablanca, Inglorious Basterds, Goodfellas, The Thin Red Line, Kill Bill Vol. 2, E.T., Schindler’s List, The 400 Blows, The Blair Witch Project, Band of Outsiders
I’m that guy. I’m the guy that always ends up hating movies that happen to have loud, annoying fans (generalization).
LOTR – Boring. Long, drawn out and bland. They are well made films, yes, but I’ve always found the entire universe flat and generic. It doesn’t paint a beautiful picture for me, and it doesn’t stir up emotions. It just seems lame. Even when I read the books in middle school I felt that way.
Taxi Driver – I just don’t get the big deal. That’s it. I simply don’t see what the big fucking deal is with this movie. I’ve been told that I don’t “get it”, and frankly, I’m not an idiot. I understood the movie, it’s just that I don’t think it’s enough to warrant the kind of response it typically gets.
James Cameron films – Sorry, I’m just not impressed. I thought Aliens was a huge step backwards. It was taken out of it’s unique world and tossed into the pile of 80s action films that followed the same cliche bullshit. I don’t think any Terminator movie has held up over the years, nor do I think they’re shot, acted, or scored well. I don’t find them interested or fun, and I think if handed to a much better director they could all be done infinitely better. And The Abyss flat out sucked.Simple as that. It took what appeared to be an interesting concept and butchered it. I don’t even have to go into Titanic and it’s mediocre, hype-driven nonsense.
Gattaca – I heard so much fan-vomit about this movie I felt like I had already seen it. Every time it was mentioned somebody would slap the “one of the greatest sci-fi movies” banner up. While watching it there was a moment when i let out a sigh of boredom, disappointment, and frustration at the exact same time as my wife did, which serves as a funny story and the only redeeming aspect of this terrible film.
Solyaris – Shot beautifully, important film, painfully boring. This is the film that I get the most shit from the ultra-elitist film-snob type. Like I’m a bonehead for not liking it. It’s just that it’s so quiet and slow…I feel like I’m reading an instruction manual for something I don’t give a shit about the entire time.
- I enjoy David Lynch’s films as absurd comedies with impressive nightmare scenes thrown in. But pretentious art-school types who love Lynch do little for his cause. I roll my eyes even to hear the actors from his films talk about what a genius he is.
- The Cronenberg canon (minus The Fly and Videodrome)
- Being John Malkovich (though I give the titular thespian credit for going along with it)
- Sir Wesley Anderson’s post-Rushmore filmography
- Not a big Apatow fan, am I!
- Goodfellas makes me want to throw myself into a volcano, naked.
- The Godfather saga is great! I don’t like it, though.
- Tarantino I do like, when he’s not making movies.
- Fight Club, The Breakfast Club, The First Wives Club
- Children of Men
- El Topo
- The Jarmusch aesthetic
- The Borat guy
- I don’t like Shawshank Redemption, As Good As It Gets, Jerry Maguire, Crash (either of them), or most things that win Oscars.
- “Indie” films
- I prefer City of Men (the movie) to City of God, 28 Weeks Later to 28 Days Later, and Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo to Saving Private Ryan.
Woody Allen films. All of them.
Tarkovski’s Rublev ( and not because it is slow like frozen molasses but because it dulls every crevasse of my brain)
Star Wars. And I worked for Lucas ! Ouch!
Blade Runner ( over analyzed by every 80’s art student , over worshiped. Not the quintessential sci-fi film)
Most Tarantino films. Ok, all of them. I admit it!
Overly violent, misogynistic, slasher and stalker films. And people wonder why we live in such violent society?
I’m glad you mention EL TOPO. I saw it recently for the first time and was astonished at how vapid, gratuitous, slipshod, witless and ugly the film is. (Maybe that’s the point). I can’t imagine how it’s a “cult” film that people return to more than once.
Oh, and you can add Pasolini’s SALO’ to this list as well. Tiresome after the premise is first understood… In the same category, IMO, as CALIGULA.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE, BLAZING SADDLES and SPACEBALLS. Oy, veh.
Nobody loves Fellini more than I. But SATYRICON is one tedious snorefest. Sorry. “But it really HAPPENED that way!!” (Who cares?)
I remember the impassioned brouhaha that accompanied the release of THE PIANO. Truly, I was mystified. What soppy shlock. (Did I remember to list Campion as painfully overrated?) “But she’s a FEM-I-NIST!!” (So bloody what.)
Any Japanese film set in “feudal” or “samurai” times makes me want to run screaming. Sure, those films are “important”. But not to me, sadly. It’s quixotic “paint drying” and all that.
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY. Nobody has the heart to admit that this is a bad, pointless, saccharine film.
Lately, The Dark Knight.
mock Satyricon,EL Topo and other films all you want,Hollywood SHIT will always be a big pile shit and art-house will always RULE,even if it’s repulsive to some.
salo, 300, anything made by bay, tim Burton, Bridge over River kwai, Gone with the wind, Casablanca, and recently the curious case of Benjamin button, and slum dog millionaire.
Lock Stock and Two Smoking barrels
Not bad flicks, just didn’t have the same impact on me as it did with others.
…But I do hate this one. Unapologetically.
Rebecca. I love Hitch and I’ve REALLY tried to like this, but it’s hilariously over-scored, hammily acted (dreadful chemistry to boot) and contained conflicts that soon dissolved into pointlessness as the story geared towards numerous “Oh, COME ON!” moments in the final act – full to the brim with dumb luck revelations. I also have little patience for a protagonist who is so insecure that she feels she can’t compete with a DEAD WOMAN for the affections of a man. Good Lord.
I think I’d rather die than attempt to watch this overlong, repetitive, out-dated and clumsily negating effort one more time. Possibly the least “Hitchcockian” I’ve ever seen the master and, for me, easily his most overrated.
I’d definitely have to say the Lord of the Rings films, 300, Donnie Darko to name a few. Oh and Darren Aranofsky’s PI. Requiem For A Dream is a gem but PI is utterly pretentious, overly stylized nonsense. Slumdog Millionaire annoyed the hell out of me. It was so obvious and the “romance” didn’t seem like it was a long lost love affair. I also hated Crash (not Cronenberg’s), I thought it was wannabe Altman that was amateurish and obvious and tried to be topical and say something about race but it didn’t have anything deep or of interest. Crash was a real mistake.
A Clockwork Orange
Natural Born Killers
Crank 1 and 2
Crash (Paul Haggis)
oh yes, Casino and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid too
not that you care
Dead Man Walking. This movie was funny at times but made unbearable and pompous by that soundtrack. And I’ve read Tom Stoppard before, this movie is not delving into any new ground.